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RE: Overview of Pain Management Task Force Meeting & Recommendations
View Task Force's Final Report HERE
The purpose of this final meeting was for the Task Force members to disseminate and discuss the final report in full detail. They debated and deliberated to carefully refine the language and terminology to avoid future misinterpretation or misapplication. They reviewed the consensus of thousands of comments submitted by the public during the previous public comment
As required by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA), the public has an opportunity to provide comments on the Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations (Draft Report) during this 90 day public comment period.
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force developed the Draft Report which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain as required by CARA.
Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations management, patient advocacy, substance use disorders, mental health, and minority health.
This draft report describes preliminary recommendations of the Task Force that will be finalized and submitted to Congress in 2019, following a 90-day public comment period. Initial key concepts: